Lifting equipments such as forklifts and trolleys linked to the everyday life of most large companies. Most of these are a hazard to the company, such as accidents, damage, thefts, etc. However, when using Beacon and iMachine, these could be avoided, or upon occurrence, the operators could be easily discovered.
How does the Beacon and iMachine help in the supervision of forklifts?
Each trolley gets an iMachine (individual machine) device, which the BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) receiver is externally connected to. The iMachine gets in connection with the forklift’s control unit, so all diagnostics data can be easily accessed.
The way the trolley is being used (tear and wear, etc) can be exactly seen from these data.
There isn’t diagnostics information that is available, but sensors can also be switched into the system. In this case, and RFID reader is connected to the iMachine’s unit.
Before using the hoist, the driver need to identify him using a card. If the employee does not have access to a particular forklift, the machine will not start. And after departure, everything that happens to the machine can be connected to that person. It detects shock and inaction as well as indicates those to the monitoring station.
With added Beacons, the routes may be detected by the iMachine. With the Beacons zones are created in the factory in this case as well, which helps the continuous tracking of the trolley movements.
If we don’t get the speed of the vehicle from the diagnostics data, we can calculate it based on the time unit and route, so racing is also easily filtered out.
In case of accidents, who used the machine can be immediately known, so quickly and simply the right people can be held accountable for the damage. Conducting an official control or an investigation following an accident could become quick and easy, as due to the technology, the creditability of the data formed by the monitoring system is unquestionable.
By using the Beacon and iMachine, thefts can be prevented, and stolen items easily found. In these factories, it could be easily set, which route the trolleys should take, where it is necessary for them to stop, and roughly how much time the workers need when loading. Upon stopping in different places, the system notifies the centre. So if the forklift is in the wrong place or at the right place but not on time, then the management gets a notification straight away, therefore an investigation can take place immediately.
The advantages of using the Beacon and iMachine in case of forklifts
- Accurate diagnostics
- Events and data can be ordered to a particular employee
- Racing can be prevented or detected
- Accident prevention
- Clear identification of those, responsible for damage
- Suppression of theft and other abuses, fast detection
- Idle time detection
By using these two devices, the unexpected expenses and income loss can be prevented, as well as, these could increase the productivity of workers as well.
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